Thursday, September 1, 2011

SCOM and Office 365

Some customers asked me to what extend SCOM is capable of monitoring Office 365. Other than running some very basic synthetic transactions (not easy to achieve I must say), checking internet connectivity and some ‘service’ availability, there isn’t much SCOM can do actually. But I know for sure that it will change in the future since customers want to monitor their Exchange environment, no matter it’s on premise or in the cloud.

For now there is another tool available which doesn’t monitor Office 365 but runs diagnostics and create logs of ‘your’ Office 365 environment. This tool is known as Microsoft Online Services Diagnostic and Logging (MOSDAL) Support Toolkit.
image

Toolkit can be downloaded from here. KB960625 tells you how to use this tool.

No comments: